U.S. Open snowboarding champion Kokubo joins RED Protection

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 14, 2010 3:34 pm

Besides plenty of world-class contest wins to their names, top snowboarders Shaun White, Peetu Piiroinen, Hannah Teter, Kevin Pearce, Danny Davis, Ellery Hollingsworth, Mikkel Bang and Kelly Clark have something else in common – they all wear RED helmets. And new for 2011, two-time Olympian and current Burton U.S. Open champion Kazuhiro Kokubo is joining the ranks of the RED team.

“I rely on RED helmets every time I’m practicing new tricks and at competitions,” says Kazu Kokubo. “Thanks to their comfortable fit and lightness, I can always focus on my best performance.”

The addition comes at the perfect time for RED Protection as the new 2011 product line is now hitting shops around the world, including perenial team favorite, the RED Hi-Fi helmet.

Notable features for RED’s 2011 helmets include the Air Band Fit System – a low-profile air fueled headband sandwiched between the helmet shell and eight anatomical pads that softly contour to your head for a perfect fit. Another stand-out feature available on all 2011 RED helmets is that riders can purchase speakers called REDphone to insert into their helmet for listening to music on the hill. For on and off-hill listening pleasure, riders should also check out RED’s premium DJ headset. Just pop out the speakers and insert them in your helmet when you’re on the hill, then put them back into the DJ headset when you’re off the mountain.

Photo right: Kokubo showing off his trademark amplitude – Credit: Adam Moran